Monday, 16 October 2017

Craft fair idea... beautiful paper bows

Happy Monday everyone I hope you had a lovely weekend and are rested and eager to start your week. Today's project has gift giving in mind. These make a great Craft fair item as people love to have a quick and easy life and are prepared to pay for the things they have no time to make. And who wouldn't want these pretty bows which are just a tiny bit stepped up giving an elegant result and will make any parcel look extra special.

These are also great to just make and have on hand yourself for gift wrapping, swaps or ready to put on your cards and boxes. Awesome fun and easy to make. You get a greater feeling of satisfaction looking at a pretty package knowing " I DID THAT " so why not make the extra effort and go all out. Your friends and family will be super impressed.

Easily made with just plain card, you can stamp your own background too making them really unique to you. The envelope punch board is a MUST for any crafter I highly recommend this easy to use tool which needs no replacement blades. I honestly could play with this gadget all day long and never get bored. I have to give a shout out to the craft Diva herself Tiffany who I saw do bows this way. I had previously done them in three parts but her way is wayyyy quicker you can find her video HERE

The products I used and measurements are below and her is a step by step YouTube tutorial to follow so you can make these yourself at home ... don't forget to follow the blog and to click like and subscribe on the video ... so for now grab a brew, get comfy and watch the video ...
.....happy stamping xx Amanda

Bow:- cut card to 11 1/2 x 1" inch in the centre , flip punch again... then punch from the 3 1/4" mark punch and flip , do the same at the other end of the strip. Then place each end in the right / centre of the punch to round off ends to a point.
Tails:- cut strip to 4 x 1" punch at 2" flip and punch again. Place each end in the centre of the punch to create fish tail.
Display card:- Make to fit your size cello bags , mine measure 5 1/8 x 7".
Topper:- Make to fit your size cello bag, mine measure 5 1/4 x 2" score at 3/4 " to fold

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sunday card sketch club....

Hooray its Sunday .. my favourite day of the week. Its my family, chilling and
lounging around day normally and I just love Sundays.

Its also the day of the week where my blog is handed over to the members of the Stampin' for all group on Facebook and a way for them to showcase their amazing work. We post a theme every Monday to help get ideas flowing and eradicate the age old mojo loss ! Every week we get amazing cards all different and all totally inspiring . So take a look show some crafty love and maybe give some of the ideas a try.

This weeks theme was to hand colour a card , so the first card is an example I borrowed from Pinterest and the followed by the members designs ... enjoy , happy Sunday and ...
Happy Stamping xxx Amanda

Beautiful card from the lovely Janice Thomspon

Stunning colouring from Gaynor Boyce who I think got the bug this week with her new Blends pens.

Fun santa card from Victorial Littlewood.

Awesome tasty trucks coloured card from Eli Mendez.

Very elegant looking creation form Carol Ann Pendleton.

Another lovely creation form Gaynor Boyce.

Another beautifuly coloured card by carol Ann Pendleton

 Another beautiful card form Eli Mendez.

Lovely hand coloured card from Sally Spadaveccia Fritz.

Lovely hand coloured santa in the chimney card from Jean Schultz.

Another outstanding card from Gaynor Boyce.

Beautiful card from Marcela Calvo.

Lovely card from Larry Miller using one of my favourite stamp sets.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Good friends ..... card with removable sentiment inside

Today's card is a special thank you card I sent to my Stampin' Up! team members. Just a little thank you at the end of a great year. My team are amazing I wish I could have sent more, but what goes with more love than a hand made item.

This card boasts one of the most beautiful statement stamps. What I mean by a statement stamp is that its quite large and really stands on its own, you need add very little extra to achieve a lovely card. The statement stamp come from the Lovely friends set. This set is crammed with sentiments along with the larger one so you have lots to play with. I wanted it to be bold and so I stamped using Fresh fig, a deep luxurious colour. I paired it with Rich Razzleberry card which is just a tiny bit of a brighter colour so the two complement each other beautifully. Using very vanilla for the stamping layer really shows the colours off well and adds to the vintage feel I was aiming for

I gently stamped a script behind using the background bits hostess stamp, to give a vintage feel to the card this is stamped in Chocolate chip. A rich deep colour so I stamped off and then just continued to stamp without re inking my stamp for a worn faded look.

Finishing off with just a little twinkle to the corner to give the card an extra lift I used the basic Rhinestones. I added a hand typed sentiment mounted on a tag punched from the scalloped tag topper punch. A 1" circle was punched and adding fast fuse to just half of the circle I created a small tuck spot inside the card, therefore the sentiment tag can be removed. Perhaps placed in a planner of journal.

I hope you enjoy this project and will perhaps try it yourself. The card measurements and products used are listed below. Please don't forget to sign up to email notifications for my blog >>> found to the right so you don't miss any of my projects .. have a great Saturday .. 

       happy stamping xx Amanda

Card base was cut to 11 1/2 x 4 score at 5 3/4 to fold, stamping layer cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2"

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Craft fair idea quick decorated candle..

Who doesn't love candles ? I love the warm glow,  the smell,  andI love how they just make a room feel cozy. I also love receiving candles as a gift, especially prettily decorated ones you can put on display in your favourite candle holder.

This candle cost under 79p to buy and is scented with vanilla.... it smells yummy! I decorated it with a paper band which is easily removable once the recipient comes to use the candle. It is attatched by the beautiful foiled washi tape so can be removed without damaging either the candle or the decoration. I would advise removing the decoration before use we don't want anyones house burning down...and remember never leave a burning candle unattended.

Stampin' Up! products are so versatile and I often say we provide more than just stamps and ink for cards. The products can be used is a wide variety of crafty ways. The foil snowflakes and felt embellishments just add a finishing touch to any project. And the pretty sentiment heat set in gold embossing powder finishes it all of beautifully

To see how I decorated this candle you can follow my step by step Youtube video. Products used are listed below and my video gives you all the instructions you need to recreate this yourself at home. So ..... grab a brew get comfy and enjoy the film ... happy stamping xxxx Amanda


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